Admission counselors

Here to help you and your students with all things Ohio State, our admissions counselors are your direct contact with Undergraduate Admissions. Reach out with questions about the application process, to seek assistance with a panel, a presentation, and more!

Outside Ohio
Transfer and military-connected admissions
International admissions
Additional Populations


Austin  Martin Central Ohio
Austin Martin, admissions counselor
Chelsea Melzer Canton, Youngstown
Chelsea Melzer, admissions counselor
Thomas Giles Columbus City Schools; Columbus Parochial; Dublin, Hilliard, Olentangy and Worthington Schools
Thomas Giles, assistant director
Jackson Strick Cincinnati
Jackson Strick, admissions counselor
Jenna  Messer Dayton
Jenna Messer, admissions counselor
Keith Lofton Northeast Ohio
Keith Lofton, admissions counselor (Cleveland-based)
Tracy Shuman Northeast Ohio
Tracy Shuman, associate director (Cleveland-based)
Dan Pohl Southeastern Ohio, Southern Ohio
Dan Pohl, assistant director
Rob  Reed Northwestern Ohio, Western Ohio
Rob Reed, assistant director
  Regional campuses:
Ohio State Lima
Ohio State Marion
Ohio State Mansfield
Ohio State Newark
ATI in Wooster

Outside Ohio

Caitlin  James Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington
Caitlin James, regional recruitment manager (San Diego-based)
Bianca Durant Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
Bianca Durant, regional recruitment manager (Atlanta-based)
Jenna Messer Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming
Jenna Messer, admissions counselor
Lauren Heatherly New Jersey, New York
Lauren Heatherly, regional recruitment manager (NYC-based)
Rob Reed Michigan
Rob Reed, admissions director
Jackson Strick Indiana
Jackson Strick, admissions counselor
Josephine West Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin
Josephine West, regional recruitment manager (Chicago-based)
Mark Cortez Delaware, Maryland, Philadelphia area, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia
Mark Cortez, director, outreach and recruitment
Tracy Shuman Colorado
Tracy Shuman, associate director
Antonio Serrano Florida
Antonio Serrano, regional recruitment manager (Miami-based)
Keith Lofton Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Keith Lofton, admissions counselor
Chelsea Melzer Pennsylvania (excluding Philadelphia area)
Chelsea Melzer, admissions counselor

Transfer and military-connected admissions

Steve  Saunier
Steve Saunier, admissions counselor
Marco Chavez
Marco Chavez, senior assistant director

International admissions

Marco Chavez
Marco Chavez, senior assistant director
Maggie  Gerhardinger
Maggie Gerhardinger, program coordinator
Diana Azaryan
Diana Azaryan, admissions counselor

Additional populations

Khadijah  Jones Access and Diversity
Khadijah Jones, associate director
Kelli Reavling-Cobb The Ohio State Academy (post-secondary enrollment options)
Kelli Reavling-Cobb, assistant director
Michele Brown The Ohio State Academy (College Credit Plus)
Michele Brown, program director